DIY Drones Vodcast Epsidode 5, Trent from MyGeekShow

Hello All, I had the great pleasure on having Trent from MyGeekShow as a guest on the DIYDrones Vodcast. Here we talked about his mission of flying over USA as well as the hurdles he had to overcome to be in the position he is today with knowledge and experience of his drones.



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Comment by Joshua Johnson on January 16, 2014 at 4:20am

Isn't this just a repeat of this blog that just fell off the cover?

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on January 16, 2014 at 4:29am

That one is an announcement of what is going to happen for anyone who wants to sit in and listen and ask questions where as this one is afterwards. So to answer your question no.

Comment by Joshua Johnson on January 16, 2014 at 5:18am

Thanks for answering my question Christiaan

Comment by Hugues on January 16, 2014 at 11:54am

Yeaaahhh GEEK POWER !

Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on January 16, 2014 at 12:07pm

Right on brother

Comment by Trent at MyGeekShow on January 16, 2014 at 1:53pm

Geek POWER! : )

Comment by Quadzimodo on January 16, 2014 at 7:33pm
Hi Trent - Great vid. It is wonderful to get such a candid account of your journey. You are a great resource for those of us just starting out and, in my opinion, a great ambassador for our hobby.
I would be interested to learn more about how you keep your gear warm in flight. The idea of needing a heat source on a model aircraft is just such an alien concept to an Aussie (snow is as rare as hen's teeth down here). Have you tried any interesting approaches to this? Pound for pound, a thermal battery (Sodium Acetate) would be more efficient that a hot water bottle. A tiny thermostatic electric blanket could be fabricated using resistor wire and a simple circuit with thermocoupler is also an option. Alternatively, if there is sufficient waste heat emanating from motor and esc, perhaps this heat can be ducted down the fuselage?
Regarding your OCD, that one un-matched, un-heatshrinked wire is going to continue to haunt you long into the future. There really is just one thing to do...
Christiaan - Keep these interviews coming. It would be great if they could become a regular thing.
Comment by Christiaan van Vollenstee on January 16, 2014 at 11:24pm

@Quadzimodo Thank you for the kind words

Comment by John Githens on January 19, 2014 at 12:48pm

Hey Trent,  A fun and informative video, as usual! And thanks to Christiaan for producing this excellent interview.

I noticed that at about 41:20, you described what you did to plan the flight to minimize the risk of an accident or incident. And it took a few hours to do that planning. How much time do you think you would have saved if you had better information for flight planning, as outlined HERE, and more system capability during the flight as discussed HERE


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